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All the new travel rules Brits need to be aware of in 2024

All the new travel rules Brits need to be aware of in 2024

From airport liquids to tourist tax - there's been some changes

With Christmas well and truly out the way, most people may now be setting their sights on the summer holiday of 2024.

As soon as it hits 1 January, I'm instantly scrolling on travel websites in a bid to find this year's summer holiday so that I've got something to look forward to.

Can anyone else already hear the crushed ice being prepped for your fourth mojito of the day?

While the holiday itself is something to count the days to, I'm sure we can all agree that the travelling part isn't.

And with that in mind, the best thing you can do to prevent any additional stresses is to be prepared for any changes that have come into play for Brits travelling this year.

So, what exactly is changing?

100ml liquid rule in airports

One thing that's changing is taking liquids in hand luggage - which will actually come as a relief to many.

Back in December 2022, the Government ruled that it was upping the restriction of allowing 100ml of liquids in people's hand luggage to up to two litres.

The 100ml liquid limit for hand luggage will soon be scrapped.
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This is expected to be fully in force across UK airports by June 2024, but airports such as Teesside and London City Airport have already implemented the change.

Increased tourist tax in several popular locations

Barcelona's tax will be increased, while neighbouring city Valencia will bring in a tour tax for the first time.

Elsewhere, Venice is beginning to charge holiday-makers who are visiting the city for the day.

Amsterdam is also hiking its tourism tax to 12.5 percent - making it the highest tourist tax in Europe.

Iceland are also expected to implement a new taxes some point this year, but the figure is yet to be determined.

Amsterdam is upping it's tourism tax to 12.5%.
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Expiry date on your passports

If you're travelling to Europe, your passport expiry date must be at least three months after the intended day of departure.

And if you're travelling long haul to the United States, your passport has to be valid for at least six months before departure.

This rule applies to several other countries across globe including Canada, Egypt, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Qatar - so make sure you plan ahead to save yourself the £155 bill for a one week Fast Track passport renewal.

Happy travelling!

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